Thursday, December 18, 2008

Caldiero Cousins

Yesterday Cassie and I had a fun afternoon visiting our cousins, Lola and Vinnie. Aunt Nichole was brave enough to let all of them paint in her kitchen! They did a really good job and had a great time. It is wondeful to have cousins so close by!

All I want for Christmas is a fixed front tooth!

Natasha chipped her front tooth. Thank heavens for a wonderful dentist and staff that could get us in really soon. Little did Natasha know that she would be getting a $102 tooth for Christmas!

First Recital

Natasha started taking dance this August, and her first recital was this week. She has really enjoyed her Combo II class which includes ballet, tap, and jazz. She is one of three girls in the class and it is great to get so much personal attention, we love teacher Pam!

They danced to "When Christmas Comes to Town" from the Polar Express, and they all did a great job. Natasha is very graceful when she is following her teachers instructions! Great Job Tash!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The MOST wonderful time of the year!

I LOVE this time of year, and truth be told, I get ready for it all year long! My favorite part of the holiday season is the decorating. I love to come up with a new theme each year. As I gather things for my tree throughout the year, I never know quite how it will come out when it is all put together. I am really happy with how this year's Polar Express tree came out. My sister Jordan came and decorated with me the day after Thanksgiving, a tradition since she was 7. We have never put so much on one tree at a time, but it turned out great, and we had a wonderful time together decorating and enjoying our Christmas usuals - A Christmas Story, and White Christmas.

A few close ups of our hard work!

Jordan also helped by doing a beautiful wreath. Hopefully Aaron will help me get it hung up in our vaulted entry way this weekend. It will be beautiful!

I also let the girls decorate their own trees in their rooms. They were in heaven, and I am sure they will have a long future of Christmas themes coming their way. I hope their husbands are as kind about it as mine is!